Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 245 PC Assault with deadly weapon
Report Number:
13-29165    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
245 PC Assault with deadly weapon
Location:
Barnes Ln Covelo Ca
When: Date: 09/02/13 Time: 2200
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Bridgette Frank 23 Covelo Ca
         
Written by: Sergeant Matt Kendall
Synopsis: On 09/02/13 at about 2200 hours Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were detailed to a residence off of Barnes Ln Covelo regarding an assault with a vehicle. Deputies learned Bridgette Frank had been driving through the neighbor's yard at a high rate of speed intimidating a female at the location and endangering her children who had been playing in the yard.

Deputies responded and upon arrival found the front porch of the residence had been struck by a vehicle. Further investigation revealed the victim had been standing on the porch involved in a verbal altercation with Frank, when Frank suddenly rammed the porch with her vehicle. The force of the vehicle collision caused extensive damage and the victim received injuries from the collision. The victim was flown to a trauma center for treatment. Frank had fled the area prior to deputies arrival.

On 09/03/13 Deputies were able to locate Frank and placed her under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon, felony vandalism and driving on a suspended license. Frank is held on $45,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani